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Oxford dictionary definition of the word father:
1a man in relation to his child or children:
how like your father you are
the art collection was bequeathed to him by his adoptive father
a male animal in relation to its offspring.
(fathers) literary ancestors.
an important male figure in the origin and early history of something:
he’s held to be the father of abstract art
a man who provides care and protection:
the prince is widely regarded as the father of the nation
the oldest member or doyen of a society or other body.
(the Father) (in Christian belief) the first person of the Trinity; God.
(Father) used as a title of respect for an old and venerable man or for something personified as such a man:
2 (also Father) (often as a title or form of address) a priest:
pray for me, father
3 (Fathers or Fathers of the Church) early Christian theologians (in particular of the first five centuries) whose writings are regarded as especially authoritative.
be the father of:
he fathered three children
(usually as noun fathering) treat with the protective care associated with a father:
the two males share the fathering of the cubs
be the source or originator of:
a culture which has fathered half the popular music in the world
(father someone/thing on) assign the paternity of a child or responsibility for a book, idea, or action to:
a collection of Irish stories was fathered on him